The Rotary Club of New Bedford will host RotaFest, which is a food and wine festival, on Thursday, April 28.

According to South Coast, the event “will take place from 5:30pm to 9pm at the Seaport Inn, Fairhaven. All the proceeds raised will benefit various local charitable organizations.

A diverse range of culinary delights will be offered by participating restaurants including “Airport Grille, Applebee’s, Black Bass Grille, Cafe Roma, Dorothy Cox Chocolates, Fay's Restaurant and Knotty Pine Catering, Frontera Grille, Inner Bay Restaurant, Mad Good Cookies, Mike's Restaurant, Not Your Average Joe's, The Olive Garden, The Pasta House, Seaport Inn Grille, Texas Roadhouse, and Wicked Kickin Cheesecakes.”

Guests will have the opportunity to sample wines from all around the world, with wine experts available at each station to offer suggestions and ideas for pairings.

Entertainment will be provided by Mattie B. There will also be live and silent auctions, theater tickets, gift certificates, jewelry and art objects.

And it will be my honor to serve as auctioneer for this event!

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by contacting Cheryl Barrett at 774-930-3806, Paula Freitas at 774-451-1617, or Linda Silveira at 508-725-5200. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door.